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published: 11 Oct 2019
The Nagoya Protocol five years into play: key points of attention when working with genetic resources
Genetic material from plants, animals, microbials or other biological origin is today frequently used not only by companies active in the pharmaceutical or plant breeding industry, but also by businesses in the cosmetics and food industries. Think of a German cosmetics company developing a cream based on a plant extract from Indonesia, or a dairy company optimising lactic acid bacteria originating from South Africa for the development of a new type of (probiotic) yoghurt in Europe.
- Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing